James trained in teaching yoga and hot yoga in Cambridge, having come to Cambridge University to study psychology. He has all the energy and excitement of a teacher who’s keen to share his love and enthusiasm for many styles of yoga. James’s own practice is borne out of a long struggle earlier in his life with life-threatening health problems, when his encounter with yoga was a key part of the recovery process. He firmly believes that in the spirit of mindful curiosity, self acceptance and compassion, yoga can benefit people from all walks of life. Expect James’ classes to focus on individual exploration and growth, emphasising an awareness of the present moment and postural alignment, often using eclectic soundtracks and dynamic sequencing to challenge all abilities.
James has experienced a major eating disorder from the age of 16 and although now well into recovery, he faced many barriers and a six year wait to access specialist treatment. He now works as a volunteer to develop eating disorders services, campaigns for changes in policy and awareness.